Aval Mixture / Poha Chivda


2 cups aval/ poha/ rice flakes
1/4 cup peanuts/ ground nuts
1/4 cup roasted gram/ pottukadala
2 tbsp cashew nuts, sliced
1 tbsp coconut slices/ thengakothu (optional)
10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil ( as required for frying)


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the coconut slices till brown and keep it aside.
  2. Fry the cashew nuts, peanuts and roasted gram separately in the same oil and keep it aside.
  3. Then fry the curry leaves until crisp and keep it aside.
  4. In the same hot oil, add aval and fry till the aval becomes crispy on medium flame (don’t brown them).
  5. Reduce the flame to low and add the fried peanuts, roasted gram, coconut slices, cashew nuts , chilli powder, turmeric powder , fried curry leaves and salt to the fried aval and mix well.
  6. Roast it for 2-3 minutes on low flame and remove from the flame.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and store it in an air tight container….Serve as a tea time snack…

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